They Were Expendable

1945 · 2 hr 15 min

Approved7.191%73%65%
Shortly after Pearl Harbor, a squadron of PT-boat crews in the Philippines must battle the Navy brass between skirmishes with the Japanese. The title says it all about the Navy's attitude towards the PT-boats and their crews.
Directed By
John Ford
Studio
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Cast of They Were Expendable

RM
Robert MontgomeryLt. John Brickley
JW
John WayneLt. (J.G.) 'Rusty' Ryan
DR
Donna ReedLt. Sandy Davyss
JH
Jack HoltGeneral Martin
WB
Ward Bond"Boats" Mulcahey, Chief Boatswain's Mate
MT
Marshall ThompsonEns. 'Snake' Gardner
PL
Paul LangtonEns. 'Andy' Andrews
LA
Leon AmesMajor James Morton
AW
Arthur WalshSeaman Jones
DC
Donald CurtisLt. (J.G.) 'Shorty' Long
CM
Cameron MitchellEns. George Cross
JY
Jeff YorkEns. Tony Aiken
MA
Murray Alper'Slug' Mahan T.M. 1c
HT
Harry Tenbrook'Squarehead' Larsen SC 2c
AH
Alex Havier'Benny' Lecoco ST 3c
CT
Charles TrowbridgeAdmiral Blackwell
RB
Robert BarratThe General
BK
Bruce KelloggElder Tompkins M.M. 2c
TM
Tim MurdockEns. Brant
RS
Russell Simpson'Dad' Knowland
VS
Vernon SteeleArmy Doctor
RO
Robert Emmett O'ConnorSilver Dollar Bartender (uncredited)
MD
Marjorie DaviesNurse (uncredited)
LS
Leslie SketchleyMarine Orderly (uncredited)
MM
Maurice MarksSoldier (uncredited)

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